IND vs ENG: Jofra Archer’s Return For IPL Depends On Investigation By Medical Team, Says Eoin Morgan


England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan on Monday stated that the medical workers would decide whether or not Jofra Archer would return to India to play the Indian Premier League (IPL) at some stage this 12 months. Morgan’s comment got here as Archer was deemed unfit for the upcoming three-match ODI collection towards India. The pacer has additionally been dominated out from the preliminary section of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. “To be honest, I cannot give a medical opinion. We know the situation with his elbow, it has progressively gotten worse. We know that it needs investigation, only time will tell. He has given his heart and soul to us since he has been involved so we will give him full attention in order to try and bring the best result possible,” stated Morgan throughout a digital press convention on Monday.

“It all depends on the outcome of the investigation that the medical team will do (Archer’s return to India for IPL). They will determine the best rehabilitation programme coming back and we will go from there. We fully trust our medical team, they have outstanding regarding player welfare and player rehabilitation. The trust is always there,” he added.

Archer is returning to the UK for additional administration and investigation of his proper elbow harm.

Archer’s elbow challenge has deteriorated over the course of the five-match T20I collection and made it more and more difficult for him to take care of efficiency ranges.

The ECB medical group will now assess the participant and, along with Archer, develop a therapy plan and a return-to-play schedule in the end. As a consequence, Archer will miss the beginning of this 12 months’s IPL.

When requested concerning the ODI collection towards India, Morgan stated: “We have plenty of options, we are spoiled for choice. Throughout the ODI series, you will (see) guys get an opportunity more so than we did in the T20I series so yeah, it is going to be exciting.

“Playing three ODIs on the identical floor towards a really robust Indian aspect, it’s a large alternative for everybody to go on the market and get within the 50-over format.

“ODI series win is not a consolation prize, this is a huge opportunity for the guys who have been here on the fringes. When you score the runs or take wickets away from home, there is a huge incentive to try and push your case forward.

“We have ODI Super League factors at stake to qualify for the subsequent World Cup.”

Answering a question whether England would look to play ODIs as an extension of T20 cricket, Morgan said: “I do not suppose there’s a robust sufficient argument. I feel provided that the 50-over format has been most likely as near T20, there are particular acquainted eventualities that work themselves out.

“There are pockets of the game that replicate T20 cricket. There is a very limited change between both squads, guys are skilled enough to play both formats even though it is T20 World Cup year.”


On Saturday, blistering half-centuries by skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and spirited bowling efficiency by Indian bowlers helped the hosts register a 36-run win within the fifth T20I on the Narendra Modi Stadium.

With this win, India clinched the five-match collection 3-2 and now each groups will face off within the three-match ODI collection, starting Tuesday in Pune.

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